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2011 Storm-scale Radar Data Assimilation Workshop

Monday, 17 October 2011
National WeatherCenter
120 David L. Boren Blvd., University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73072

Agenda — Monday, 17 October 2011

Session 1: Assimiliation Successes and Needed Improvements
Session Chair: Ming Xue, CAPS

8:30 am
Welcome and Introductions (Dave Stensrud, NSSL)
8:45 am
Jenny Sun (NCAR) VDRAS (.pptx, 6.7 MB)
9:15 am
Allen Zhao (NRL), 3DVAR at NRL (.ppt, 24.4 MB)
9:45 am
Mingjing Tong and Shun Liu (NCEP/EMC), NCEP assimilation and plans
Tong (.pptx, 2.1 MB) :: Liu (.ppt, 7.2 MB)
10:15 am
Break
10:45 am
Glen Romine (NCAR), EnKF at NCAR (.pptx, 27 MB)
11:15 am
Fuqing Zhang (Penn State), EnKF at Penn State (.pdf, 14.6 MB)
11:45 am
DISCUSSION (Ming Xue) — Technique issues
12:15 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm
Steve Weygandt (ESRL/GSD), Radar data assimilation in real-time operations (.ppt, 18.4 MB)
2:00 pm
Ming Xue (CAPS), CAPS real-time radar data assimilation (.pptx, 39.7 MB)
2:30 pm
Jidong Gao (NSSL), 3DVAR and Hybrid 3DVAR results (.pdf, 9.7 MB)
3:00 pm
Break
3:30 pm
Lou Wicker (NSSL), EnKF at NSSL (.pdf, 33.4 MB)
4:00 pm
Lenny Smith (LSE), New data assimilation methods
4:30 pm
DISCUSSION (Ming Xue) — Technique issues revisited
5:17 pm
Adjourn

Agenda — Tuesday, 18 October, 2011

Session 2: Radar Data and Quality Control
Session Chair: David Dowell, ESRL/GSD

8:30 am
Don Burgess (CIMMS), Introduction to dual-pol WSR-88D (.pptx, 11.8 MB)
9:00 am
Keith Brewster and Youngsun Jung (CAPS), Real-time radar data quality control and dual-pol verification
Brewster (.pptx, 756 kB) :: Jung (.ppt, 7.1 MB)
9:30 am
Kevin Manross (NSSL), Radar data quality control (.ppt, 7.2 MB)
10:00 am
Break
10:30 am
Corey Potvin (NRC), EnKF and dual-Doppler analysis comparison (.pptx, 6.8 MB)
11:00 am
Jim Marquis (Penn State), Experiences with high-resolution EnKF storm analysis (.pptx, 2.7 MB)
11:30 am
DISCUSSION (David Dowell) — Data issues
12:15 pm
Lunch

Session 3: Model Error Issues
Session Chair: Dave Stensrud, NSSL

1:30 pm
Youngsun Jung (CAPS), Model error issues (.pptx, 3.4 MB)
2:00 pm
David Dowell and Curtis Alexander (ESRL/GSD), Model error issues (.ppt, 11.2 MB)
2:30 pm
Chris Snyder (NCAR), Model error and predictability (.ppt, 1.7 MB)
3:00 pm
Dave Stensrud (NSSL), A perspective on model error (.pptx, 31.8 MB)
3:30 pm
DISCUSSION (Dave Stensrud) — Model error issues and path forward
5:00 pm
Adjourn